Sunday, February 10, 2013

STAMPIN' UP!'S "SECRET GARDEN" FOR S.A. #4

This week stilladdINKtive challenges has a beautiful colour combination, and a sketch challenge - you may use either, or both, and I've chosen to use both.  Here they are:




My first thought was to try to think 'outside the box', and not use florals .... but, I opened up my new Secret Garden stamp set and framelits bundle from Stampin' Up!, and couldn't resist.  So much fun, having framelits to perfectly match stamped designs.

I have used three of the flowers from the stamp set.  I created a patterned background on the top half of the oval using one of the outline flower images;  the larger flower was embossed in Early Espresso on Bashful Blue designer series paper; and I've 'stamped off' the small solid flower on my sentiment oval.  I've used Stampin' Up!'s utterly adorable Flower Trim (also new in our Seasonal Catalogue), snipping just one flower off to decorate my stamped flower centre.  A Basics Glimmer brad secures them together.






Here's a close-up of the focal flower, that I spritzed with Champagne Mist shimmer spray:






Stamps: Secret Garden, En Francais, Made For You
Card: Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake
DSP: Bashful Blue Patterns Designer Series Paper
Ink: Crumb Cake and Early Espresso stampin' pads, Bashful Blue stampin' pad and marker, Versamark inkpad
Other: Early Espresso embossing powder, Secret Garden framelits, Ovals framelits, Champagne Mist shimmer spray (shimmer paint mixed with Isocol), Large Oval punch, Natural Trim ribbon, sponge dauber, glue dots, stampin' dimensionals
 
 


15 comments:

  1. Beautiful Christine! I love the way you stamped the top half of the oval and the focal flower is gorgeous!

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  2. This is lovely Christine and I like your flower, especially the use of the flower trim and mist. Can't wait to get mine in my order that is on its way to me.

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  3. Lovely lovely lovely my friend. Loving that shimmer - and good to see you added leaves to your card lol. x

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  4. ooh love this Christine. Love the flower trim with the brad ..great idea!

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  5. This is gorgeous Christine! I love the way you've stamped the flowers on the oval and your flower with flower trim centre is very beautiful. I'm so glad you could play along with us at still addINKtive this week, you have used both the sketch and colour challenges perfectly.

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  6. This is so pretty, Christine. Love the colour combo and the flower trim for the centre is cool.

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  7. So perfect, love how you used the flower trim in the center of the flower and the shimmer is amazing!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Still AddINKtive.

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  8. Ohhhh I love this card Christine! Those colours are just beautiful and the flower is stunning!

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  9. Beautiful card, Christine! Love how you've stamped your own background. I haven't ordered Secret Garden yet - (hopefully next month) but this card makes me wish I had it now!

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  10. Gorgeous card, Christine! I am so glad you showed us a close up of all the shimmery goodness. Thanks for joining us at still addINKtive!

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  11. Oh wow! Of course you could not resist using your new goodies. I must remember the flower/brad thing you have going on there - love that! Plus, I just love your stamped background and the bit of shimmer too. Thanks for joining us at Still AddINKtive Challenges.

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  12. Wow, Christine! Love the pretty background you have created in your oval & your fabulous feature flower. Love your interpretation of the sketch & balance of colours. Hugs xo

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  13. what a lovely card! the colours work fantastically together...brilliant! thanks for visiting me from just add ink xx

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  14. Such soft lovely colours. I really like the blue with the crumb cake. And love that touch of shimmer too.

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